The AP’s Beverly Wang writes about Joe Biden questioning his rivals pulling out of the CBC Institute/FNC debate…
In a telephone interview Friday, Biden called out fellow Democrats for bowing out of the Sept. 23 Detroit debate co-sponsored by Fox News Channel and the political education and leadership institute of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Democratic candidates have been under pressure to shun the debate from liberal groups who say Fox is biased against Democrats. Biden said Fox’s role in the debate doesn’t matter.
“I agreed to go because my friends in the Black Caucus said this is a very important debate to be able to determine the difference among us on matters relating to the African-American community,” Biden said.
“Wherever the Black Caucus asks me to go, I will go,” he added.
Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich is the only other candidate who has agreed to the Fox debate.